How Chip Scan Benefits Your Program
Chip Scan's assurance applies to both commercial and sensitive custom integrated circuits. Since 2011, all acquisition contracts for unclassified commercial components are subject to FAR Part 12, DFARS 252.239-7306 and 252.239-7018, which requires all items used for intelligence activities, national security cryptography, command and control of military forces, integral to weapons, non-routine critical to the direct fulfillment of military/intelligence missions to be risk mitigated against sabotage, unwanted malicious functions, subversion of a covered system as to surveil, deny, disrupt, degrade function/use/operations of such a system. This includes both government and contractor operated items.
Chip Scan's scope of accreditation from the DMEA allows us to perform design and trusted product evaluations of digital microelectronics.
As a trusted product evaluator, we are accredited to perform vulnerability analysis of digital microelectronics designs. DMEA's Trusted Flow also requires that any reasonable findings must be remediated. Chip Scan is also accredited to perform this function.
As a DMEA-accredited design entity, Chip Scan can design microelectronics for both Trusted and non-sensitive applications.
While other Trusted Suppliers fill many essential roles within the Trusted Flow ecosystem, we operate with authorization from the DMEA to identify, reveal and assist in remedying microelectronics vulnerabilities.
Our ability to both identify and remediate these threats to the supply chain, for instance, in the context of third-party IP, puts us in a unique position among trusted suppliers.
Chip Scan's capabilities fulfill DoD Policy and Requirements for mission-critical systems under DoDI 5200.44 and FAR Part 12, DFARS 252.239-7306 and 252.239-7018. Especially systems that are HIGH IMPACT (IAW 8510.01) must be assured for supply chain threats and stand to benefit from engaging with Chip Scan.
The microelectronics supply chain is the heart of our nation's advanced aerospace, defense, and industrial capabilities. Now more than ever, geopolitical vulnerabilities represent challenges to all microelectronics organizations. Digital microelectronics at all lifecycle stages depend on entities distributed worldwide, from legacy parts sustainment to leading-edge fabrication. Any disruption or threat, such as introducing counterfeits, tampering, modifying IP, or inserting hardware trojans, will have catastrophic consequences for aerospace/defense, industrial, consumer, energy services, and transportation.
That's why the Trusted Foundry Program (TFP) was established in 2003 to provide trusted fabrication capabilities to the Department of Defense and why the circle of trust was expanded in 2005 to encompass the broader hardware manufacturing supply chain. DMEA chooses only a select number of suppliers as Trusted Suppliers, and for a good reason: these companies have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards of security, and have implemented accredited Trusted Flows that ensure a level of trust commensurate with the assurance required to process our nation's most sensitive microelectronics.
So if you're looking for a Trusted Supplier who can assist in the remediation of reasonable threats to your design while maintaining the Chain of Custody, Chip Scan is here for you. Our rigorous standards and trusted processes guarantee the highest level of assurance for your most critical applications.